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CI & AXA ART Panel: How To Expose Your Private Art Collection

AXA ART International and Contemporary Istanbul organized the panel titled “How to Expose Your Private Art Collection: Exhibiting & Preserving” at the Pera Palace Hotel Jumeirah in Istanbul on January 20, 2016. Moderated by Prof. Dr. Hasan Bülent Kahraman, Vice Rector at Kadir Has University & Executive Committee Member of Contemporary Istanbul, the event hosted notable speakers including Collectorspace Founding Director & Collector Haro Cümbüşyan, German collector Horst Heise, Contemporary Istanbul Chairman Ali Güreli and AXA ART Senior Underwriter Kamutay Karaman.
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CI & AXA ART Organized Special Gathering with Collectors

Presenting the finest examples of contemporary art for 10 consecutive years, Contemporary Istanbul provided an informative panel to Turkish collectors with the accompaniment of globally renowned speakers German Collector Horst Heise, Collectorspace Founding Director & Collector Haro Cümbüşyan and AXA Art Senior Underwriter Kamutay Karaman in the panel discussion titled “How to Expose Your Private Art Collection”.
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Presenting the finest examples of contemporary art for 10 consecutive years, Contemporary Istanbul provided an informative panel to Turkish collectors with the accompaniment of globally renowned speakers German Collector Horst Heise, Collectorspace Founding Director & Collector Haro Cümbüşyan and AXA Art Senior Underwriter Kamutay Karaman in the panel discussion titled "How to Expose Your Private Art Collection”.  

The panel in which collectors Haro Cümbüşyan and Horst Heise shared their experiences brought together more than sixty collectors and press members.

Applications Now Open For Contemporary Istanbul 2016

Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair is now accepting applications from galleries interested in participating in the 2016 edition. The fair will take place from November 3 to November 6, 2016 once again at the Istanbul Convention & Exhibiton Center and Istanbul Congress Center.
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Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair is now accepting applications from galleries interested in participating in the 2016 edition. The fair will take place from November 3 to November 6, 2016 once again at the Istanbul Convention & Exhibiton Center and Istanbul Congress Center.

The 2015 edition of Contemporary Istanbul closed on 15th November 2015 surpassing expectation with the attendance of more than 86,000 visitors, collectors, VIP’s, art professionals, academicians, museum groups and art lovers from all over the world. The leading art event in Istanbul and Turkey’s largest international contemporary art fair, Contemporary Istanbul hosted 102 galleries from 24 territories, 790 artists and welcomed 23 galleries that took part for the first time.

Contemporary Istanbul 2016 application is available here.

Application deadline is March 18, 2016.

Contemporary Art Talks Hosted the Last Session of the Year at Akbank Sanat

Contemporary Art Talks, organized by Contemporary Istanbul and supported by Akbank, hosted the panel titled "How to Show Art Today? New Challenges for Creators, Curators, and Audience" on December 28th at Akbank Sanat.

The panel guests included Contemporary Istanbul Artistic Director Marc-Olivier Wahler and Sinopale Founder, Artist & Curator T. Melih Görgün. Contemporary Istanbul Program Director Marcus Graf was the moderator of the talk.
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C24 Gallery Launched its New Space with a Significant Group Exhibition in New York

Among the most prominent and exciting participants of CI, C24 Gallery based in Chelsea, New York had the opening reception of the group exhibition titled "How Many Miles to Babylon: Recent Paintings from Los Angeles and New York" curated by Peter Frank on Thursday, December 17 at its new location.
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Among the most prominent and exciting participants of CI, C24 Gallery based in Chelsea, New York had the opening reception of the group exhibition titled "How Many Miles to Babylon: Recent Paintings from Los Angeles and New York" curated by Peter Frank on Thursday, December 17 at its new location. 

Including the works of Chris de Boschnek, Fatemeh Burnes, Marc Dennis, Jedd Garet, F.Scott Hess, Heather Gwen Martin, Geraldine Neuwirth, and Lezley Saar, How Many Miles to Babylon is the inaugural exhibition in C24 Gallery’s brand new ground floor gallery space. Hosted in a stunning newly constructed building on West 24th Street in the heart of the Chelsea art scene, the multilevel gallery boasts 4,500 square feet with an atrium rising twenty feet and adorned with a skylight. The exhibition will be on view until February 17, 2016. 

The attendees of the opening reception included Contemporary Istanbul Founder & Chairman Ali Güreli, Contemporary Istanbul Vice Chairwoman Rabia Güreli and Koza Güreli.
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